The 6 Most Striking

In June this year we gave an interim overview* of the most striking communication moments of 2021. Now that 2022 is approaching, it is time for part 2. Which communication moments were we really unable to miss in the second half of this year? Don’t worry, corona is not invited to this party. Tuesday 6 July was a black day for many Dutch people, but also for Dutch press freedom and the rule of law. That evening, crime reporter Peter R. De Vries was shot in the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam. At that time, De Vries walked from the RTL Boulevard studio to his car. The attack caused a stir in the Netherlands, both in politics and among colleagues and relatives of victims he helped during Colombia WhatsApp Number List various murder cases. De Vries died of his injuries on 15 July.

2. Jeff Bezos into space:

Exactly 52 years after American Colombia WhatsApp Number List astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin first set foot on the moon, on July 20, 2021, it was billionaire Jeff Bezos’ turn to take a tourist spaceflight. Together with his brother Mark, 82-year-old astronaut Wally Funk and young Dutchman Oliver Daemen (18), Bezos reached an altitude of more than 100 kilometers in the rocket New Shepard after a successful launch in Texas.

PR stunt or science?

The flight lasted a total of 11 minutes. A pricey trip, when you consider that tickets for this space travel run into the millions. Partly because of this, the spectacle could Colombia WhatsApp Number List count on a lot of criticism. Is space travel even noble in times of climate change? With the money that has been spent, can’t we tackle major problems on Earth before we go up?

The petition ‘ Don’t allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth ‘ was launched as a sign of dissatisfaction. The petition, which has since been signed 199,234 times, is an example of resistance aColombia WhatsApp Number List gainst billionaires who nowadays seem to have a common hobby of going into space. In addition to Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson have also set their eyes on space. The billionaires are therefore engaged in a heated competition for contracts with NASA and other governments. Critics see the commercial space journey mainly as a PR stunt to show how far Bezos space company Blue Origin is technically.

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